I stumbled across the blog of San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist Kirk Hamilton, curiously named Murfins and Burglars, this afternoon (what’s a murfin?), and I’m glad I did. Kirk is a talented musician who looks to be quite well-known on the scene in San Francisco, both as a solo artist and as part of the band Squaretape.
For the last year, he’s been working on his first solo album, The Exited Door, in which Sibelius played a big part in Kirk’s compositional process. He’s writing a seven-part series of posts on his blog about how the album was put together. Of particular interest to Sibelius aficionados may be part two, but the whole series posted to date makes interesting reading.
Check out some of the finished tracks from Kirk’s Myspace page.